Friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong took a trip recently from her home on the west coast of Canada to Toronto and sent in some shots from gardens she was able to visit. Today she’s taking us along to see the Toronto Botanical Garden.
This is the Terraced Garden, which is described on the website as “a buffer zone between the parking lot and the gardens. Its underlying structure is built of waste from the original construction site and includes recycled materials such as bottles and bricks for aesthetic purposes.”
Another scene from the Terraced Garden
Yellow peony ‘Bartzella’ (Paeonia ‘Bartzella’, Zones 3–9)
A climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala, Zones 4–8) makes a dramatic statement in the floral hall courtyard. Climbing hydrangeas take a while to grow and start blooming heavily, but once they do the show is pretty stunning.
A raised bed in the Demonstration Courtyard
A rock garden trough is a perfect way to create a mini garden in a small space.
Single peonies (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) have just one row of petals around the central mass of stamens. The single forms tend to stand up better without staking than the very full, heavy, double-flowered varieties.
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